NVIDIA Quadro 4000M vs NVIDIA Quadro 3000M vs NVIDIA Quadro M5500

NVIDIA Quadro 4000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro 4000M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (or more specifically, probably the GF104). Unlike the 5010M, the 4000M does not support ECC memory and dual-precision (DP) floating point calculations.

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications such as CAD or DCC. As a result, multiple scientific or business disciplines can make use of the workstation GPU. The OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than consumer-oriented GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

The shader / CUDA cores can be accessed using DirectX 11 or OpenGL 4.1 for graphics rendering or DirectCompute, OpenCL, AXE, and CUDA for general purpose calculations. Due to the new Fermi core, the 4000M should offer higher performance in general purpose calculations compared to its predecessors.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 4000M is compatible with 3D Vision Pro, a new software solution by Nvidia for stereoscopic output.

The 4000M supports Nvidia Optimus in order to automatically switch between the integrated graphics card and the Quadro for power-saving purposes. Whether or not this feature is supported on a laptop, however, is dependent on the laptop manufacturer.

Similar to the GeForce GTX 480M, the Quadro 4000M is specified at 100 Watt TDP and is therefore only found in large laptops such as the Clevo D901F.

NVIDIA Quadro 3000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro 3000M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (probably GF104 like the GeForce GTX 470M). Compared to the 5010M, the 3000M does not support ECC memory and DP floating point calculations.

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD, DCC, medicine, or visualisation areas. The OpenGL performance for example should be significantly better than similar specified GeForce graphics cards.

The shader / CUDA cores can be accessed using DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1 for graphic rendering and DirectCompute, OpenCL, AXE, and CUDA for general purpose calculations. Due to the new Fermi core, the 3000M should offer a high performance in general purpose calculations.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 3000M is compatible with the new stereoscopic solution by Nvidia called: NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro.

To automatically switch between the processor graphics card and the Quadro, the 3000M supports Nvidia Optimus (if the laptop vendor chooses to integrate it).

As the GeForce GTX 470M, the Quadro 3000M is specified at 75 Watt TDP and therefore only suited for large laptops with 17 inch displays.

NVIDIA Quadro M5500

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The Nvidia Quadro M5500 is a high-end, DirectX 12 (FL_12_1) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Maxwell-based GPU built on the GM204 chip with all 2048 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC. Therefore, the GPU is similar to the consumer Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (Notebook). Compared to the slower and less power hungry Quadro M5000M, the M5500 offers 512 more shaders which should result in 30-40% more performance according to Nvidia.

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD or DCC. OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better compared to GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.2) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M5000M can be used for general calculations.

The power consumption of the Quadro M5000M is rated at the same TGP of 150 Watt. Therefore, the card is suited for very large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater.

The first laptop with the M5500 in it is the MSI WT72 Workstation.

NVIDIA Quadro 4000MNVIDIA Quadro 3000MNVIDIA Quadro M5500
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
CodenameFermiFermi
ArchitectureFermiFermiMaxwell
Pipelines336 - unified240 - unified2048 - unified
Core Speed475 MHz450 MHz1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz
Shader Speed950 MHz900 MHz
Memory Speed1200 MHz625 MHz6606 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB2048 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 12_1
technology40 nm40 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpenGl 4.1, FP32OpenGl 4.1, FP32CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, G-SYNC, SLI
Notebook Sizelargelargelarge
Date of Announcement22.02.2011 22.02.2011 04.04.2016
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-mobi...
Transistors5200 Million

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2229     avg: 2335     median: 2334.5 (6%)     max: 2440 Points
1742 Points (4%)
14413 Points (37%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2025     avg: 2092     median: 2092 (4%)     max: 2159 Points
1539 Points (3%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
31.4 fps (6%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
7.1 Points (90%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
7.1 Points (90%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M5500

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 4000M → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 3000M → 75% n=1

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M5500 → 617% n=1

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
high 1360x768
Quadro 3000M:
206.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
127.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
180  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
112  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
79  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 4000M:
71  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro 3000M:
53.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
11.5  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
66.7  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 3000M:
39.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
30.4  fps
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
104.8  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 3000M:
70.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
43.3  fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
113.5  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro 3000M:
71.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
40  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
173  fps
108%
Quadro 3000M:
187.6  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
Quadro 4000M:
62  fps
85%
Quadro 3000M:
52.4  fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
Quadro 4000M:
279  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
165  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro 4000M:
79  fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
100%
Quadro 4000M:
188  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
148  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro 4000M:
117  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro 4000M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro 3000M → 96%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 85%

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